I like the way Sheryl Sandberg put it in her well-known book, "Lean In", comparing career paths to jungle gyms, rather than ladders. It's not about who you step on or climb over to get to the top, in fact, there really is no top because you can lose your job or have life events that change your status instantly.Read More
I thought I knew a lot about networking until I read the book, "New Business Networking", by Dave Delaney. New Business Networking has tons of stats mixed in with tips on using the latest social media and web tools.Read More
I've always considered LinkedIn a digital Rolodex, adding connections as I meet them or see them pop up in LinkedIn suggestions. I've been looking at the new LinkedIn Contacts features and LinkedIn Contacts iPhone App to see what might make my life easier and improve my networking time management.Read More
I'm winding down from attending Social Media Explorer's first live conference, Social Media Marketing World (#SMMW13). There were 1,100+ attendees, amazing networking events, packed sessions with the top social media thought leaders, authors, and speakers.Read More
Everyone's an expert and then again, no one's an expert in social media marketing.
There's a thin line between saying you are knowledgeable in an area of marketing and actually having an expertise or concentration in that area.
I am often asked how to get started on Twitter or how to use Twitter for branding and business development. There's no quick fix. It takes time and dedication. Every "Twitter bird" is a little hesitant to leave the nest before taking flight.Read More
My dream is definitely more career-focused than most of my friends. I'm not a singer or an athlete. My talent lies in networking and marketing. I feel that I have a talent for marketing that could be used in a larger capacity. Right now, I'm not exactly sure how.Read More
Nashville is a big small town, full of thinkers and doers- Dave Delaney talks about how he started a monthly morning meetup, Geek Breakfast. This led to my meeting Jessica Murray, and co-founding Social Media Club Nashville.Read More
Guest blogging is simply writing an article that fits with a blog's core topic, yet provides a slightly different perspective from the usual author. This gives audiences exposure to new people, thoughts, and is great for maximizing a blog's exposure to new audiencesRead More